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Mortgage Activity Plunges 50% To April 2011 Levels

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For the 12th week of the last 14, mortgage applications in the US fell this week. Despite the ongoing (though quietening) exclamation that the housing 'recovery' will continue, it is hard for even the most ardent 'believer' to still think that a rise in interest rates will have no effect on housing when mortgage actvity has collapsed by ove 50% in the last 3 months. At the lowest level since April 2011, back well below the lowest levels of the 2000s boom with home purchase and refis plunging, we suspect a few 'investors' will be rethining their theses (or finding another pillar to base their 'buys' on).

Nope, no relatiopnship between rates and applications....

 

Mortgage Apps are down 50% in 3 months...

 

which doesn't bode well for sales...

 

Charts: Bloomberg

 

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